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Best Books Set in Delaware

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don’t miss the best books set in Delaware.

Delaware, a small Mid-Atlantic U.S. state, sits on a peninsula marked by dune-backed beaches bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River, and Delaware Bay. In Dover, the capital, First State Heritage Park encompasses 18th-century Colonial landmarks like the Georgian-style Old State House.

The city of Wilmington is known for the Riverfront, a waterside district of parks, boutiques, and restaurants.

Best Books Set in Delaware

Beloved (Vintage International)
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  • Morrison, Toni (Author)

Beloved

Author: Toni Morrison

Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened.

And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died namelessly and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.

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Fight Club: A Novel
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  • Palahniuk, Chuck (Author)

Fight Club

Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars.

There, two men fight “as long as they have to.” This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.

And Never Let Her Go

Author: Ann Rule

From America’s most celebrated true-crime writer comes the heartbreaking real-life drama of a doomed young woman hopelessly trapped in a web of sexual intrigue, political manipulation, and emotional deception by her charming and successful—but ultimately deadly—lover.

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The Book of Unknown Americans
  • Henríquez, Cristina (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

The Book of Unknown Americans

Author: Cristina Henríquez

When fifteen-year-old Maribel Rivera sustains a terrible injury, the Riveras leave behind a comfortable life in Mexico and risk everything to come to the United States so that Maribel can have the care she needs.

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Once they arrive, it’s not long before Maribel attracts the attention of Mayor Toro, the son of one of their new neighbors, who sees a kindred spirit in this beautiful, damaged outsider. Their love story sets in motion events that will have profound repercussions for everyone involved. 

The Saint of Lost Things: A Novel
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  • Castellani, Christopher (Author)

The Saint of Lost Things

Author: Christopher Castellani

It’s 1953 in the tight-knit Italian neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware. Maddalena Grasso has lost her country, her family, and the man she loved by coming to America; her mercurial husband, Antonio, has lost his opportunity to realize the American Dream; their new friend, Giulio Fabbri, a shy accordion player, has lost his beloved parents.

Now that you’ve completed the list of best books set in this state, why not check out some others? Here are the Best Books Set in All 50 States.

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